Shiraz ‘Bethany Creek’ Bethany Wines, Tanunda, Barossa Valley 2017

Shiraz ‘Bethany Creek’ Bethany Wines, Tanunda, Barossa Valley 2017

Regular price £17.75 Sale

Bethany Wines, Tanunda, Barossa Valley

With some of the oldest vines in the Barossa, Bethany Wines has special place in the region’s winemaking story. Johann Gottlob Schrapel and his family arrived from Silesia on the George Washington in 1844. This was just eight years after South Australia was settled. Like many Silesian migrants, they travelled by ox cart to Bethany (Bethanien), and established the Barossa’s first settlement. Johann planted the first vineyard in 1852 from cuttings carried from Europe. He built a wine cellar and had reputation as a winemaker. Despite this our family were grape growers for the next four generations.

Deep, vibrant red-black colour showing a wonderful bouquet of dark briary fruits and lifted spice. The palate is elegant yet full flavoured, bringing black cherry and dark chocolate ganache, alongside fine tannins and an acidity backbone. The lingering finish is a delightful blend of dark berry fruit, spicy overtones and restrained oak characters.

Grape: 100% Shiraz